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SirGeorgeKillian Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
I know this is from a traffic stop, but there could be a lesson to be learned here or two. Talk about randomness!
Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
Wambli Ska wrote: »I'm in love with a Glock
Both random and unexpected.....
"A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down."
Okay, I watched the first shorter one earlier today and now I've watched this longer one twice. A few things, this cop is very lucky. If the BG had waited til he was past the cop to attack, things could have turned out very differently. Also, at PBR he hit him in the leg?
I'm not judging the cop harshly. This situation developed very quickly. I guess things like this are like landing an airplane. Any one you walk away from is a good one and I'm glad he'll sleep safely in his own bed tonight.
To Wambli's question about intensive care, I'm guessing but the way the BG dropped like a sack of potatoes he was hit in the femur. May have even nicked his femoral artery.
I must say I was impressed with the cop's reaction after the shooting. He seemed very calm and just did his job. At about the 7 minute mark I'm sure the citizen was saying, "Looks like I picked a bad day to quit smoking" lol
Complications, infection, fatty embolism etc.....
Perhaps, I am sure there were skid marks too......
That tends to happen when you get shot in both legs at the same time. Kinda leaves you without a leg to stand on so to speak :tooth:
Yeah, I read the article too. Here, the charge would undoubtedly be attempted Capital Felony murder. He'd get a mental evaluation at taxpayer expense. The dashcam is dead bang evidence of guilt. the state's head shrinkers would say, yes, he's a nut but competent to stand trial. Court appointed defense will say he's too much of a nut to know right from wrong and further more he lacks the capacity to plan the crime.
Evidence would be introduced that his mother was addicted to crack and an unknown boyfriend of hers hit this guy in the head as an infant. Then we'd be told he bounced around the foster care system where he was abused.
A distant cousin would testify that he'd turned his life around and was shocked at this incident. A pastor would testify at the sentencing hearing that he'd been mentoring him since his incarceration.
About 3 years from today jury selection would begin. He'd eventually be found guilty but the judge would order him sent to the nervous hospital.
A few years later one of two scenarios would play out. Either he'd murder a social worker at the nervous hospital and be found guilty of murder. Or some doctor would say he's safe as long as he takes his meds and should be paroled. Shortly after being paroled he'd kill a cop.
He'd get the needle this time. Approximately 18 years later after the appeals process had played itself out with assistance from the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center he'd ride the needle while crowds outside the prison held candle lite vigils.
This is assuming of course that some governor didn't commute his sentence in the meantime. Despite the fact that he'd tried to kill prison guards in the meantime.
And we're a fairly conservative state.
The liberal experiment has failed.
Building on your premise, I wonder about what difference it could make to have an assailant hit in a lower extremity rather than the torso, with respect to incapacitation. Granted, just because you can't stand doesn't mean you're out of a gunfight, but an assailant with a knife (as in this case) or other weapon would be effectively stopped, yet we've all seen stories of cases where an assailant sustains multiple torso/upper extremity shots and keeps coming.
One case isn't enough to bolster a hypothesis, but if anyone here has a case they can remember that speaks to this, it may give some perspective.
The pelvis is supposed to be a quick incapacititator, but I wouldn't aim for anything but center mass. A head shot would incapacitate the quickest, but it is much harder to hit someone in the head (bobs and weaves to much). The leg would also be harder to hit. Go for the highest percentage shot.
That cop is kucky. The crazy guy announced his plan before he leapt foward. If he had kept his mouth shut, I think the LEO would have an extra hole in him
now that is funny
Excellent evaluation. Texas has not quite yet descended to that level, but we are probably only one Clinton-like governor away from it.